it's a question I've been asking myself for a while. If you look at all American presidents(correct me if I'm wrong) and indeed presidential candidates you find the most if not entirely all of them are senators or governors. Those who once were congressmen go on to the Senate before running for president. Never have I seen a presidential candidate who at the time of running is a congressmen. Does the political system in America make it hard for a congressman to become president? Are senatorial and governorship positions more prestigious? Just curious.